Friday, December 21, 2018
In my extremely limited experience with mind-altering substances, I’ve found that the most rewarding intoxicants allow the user to gain fresh perspectives on familiar topics. Remaining completely in control while entering a slightly divergent dimension is my idea of a good high. The remixed version of the Beatles’ White Album offers such an experience. Even though I’ve been as sober as a judge as I’ve scrutinized the project since its release last month, the tweaks made to the 50-year-old classic make me lightheaded. It’s the same… but wondrously different. The dozens of alternate takes and demos that follow the remix induce slightly less potent forms of delirium.
I reviewed Harry Connick’s delightful concert at the Midland theater for The Kansas City Star.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)